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Russia: Procedure readied for identifying victims' remains - St. Petersburg governor00:49

Russia: Procedure readied for identifying victims' remains - St. Petersburg governor

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
November 1, 2015 at 13:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

The procedure to identify the remains of the victims of the crashed Russian Airbus-A321 plane is now ready to begin, Governor of St. Petersburg Georgi Poltavchenko said in the city on Sunday.

He said that “currently additional work to provide the best conditions for the investigators and for identification is being carried out."

Kogalymavia (Metrojet) flight 7K9268 is reported to have crashed in Sinai around 23 minutes after take-off on Saturday. There were a total of 224 people on board - 217 passengers, including 25 children, and seven crew members, with reports indicating that all but five passengers - four Ukrainians and one Belarussian - were Russian. The relatives of the victims are currently being treated by psychologists in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Petersburg.

Russian and St. Petersburg flags, among others, flew at half-mast on government buildings and municipal facilities throughout St. Petersburg, Sunday as President Vladimir Putin declared a day of national mourning following the crash.

Russia: Procedure readied for identifying victims' remains - St. Petersburg governor00:49
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The procedure to identify the remains of the victims of the crashed Russian Airbus-A321 plane is now ready to begin, Governor of St. Petersburg Georgi Poltavchenko said in the city on Sunday.

He said that “currently additional work to provide the best conditions for the investigators and for identification is being carried out."

Kogalymavia (Metrojet) flight 7K9268 is reported to have crashed in Sinai around 23 minutes after take-off on Saturday. There were a total of 224 people on board - 217 passengers, including 25 children, and seven crew members, with reports indicating that all but five passengers - four Ukrainians and one Belarussian - were Russian. The relatives of the victims are currently being treated by psychologists in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Petersburg.

Russian and St. Petersburg flags, among others, flew at half-mast on government buildings and municipal facilities throughout St. Petersburg, Sunday as President Vladimir Putin declared a day of national mourning following the crash.

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